Yesterday evening was a wonderful way to end the Huntsville's Armed Forces Week celebrations – the annual baseball game – Community Leaders vs. Senior All-Stars Rec League and Team REDSTONE vs. AUSA.
Thank you to all who participated in the game and who cheered on the players. God bless our nation’s heroes!
Team Redstone defeated AUSA Redstone-Huntsville in Annual exhibition game
Heartfelt Words Spoken by All at Today's 2017 Armed Forces Luncheon -
Thank you to all of the men and women of the Armed Forces. Our hearts are forever indebted to you
Frios Gourment Pops is now open in Huntsville. Frios, a gourmet popsicle store, develops relationships with local farmers and mom-and-pop suppliers to source fresh ingredients. The company started in Gadsden and now has over 30 locations in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Mississippi. Thank you, Frios, for being a part of downtown Huntsville. We look forward to enjoying your treats as we walk to various events throughout our community.
Yesterday evening the Huntsville International Airport held a Master Plan Update. The last update of this magnitude was about seven years ago. We were pleased to hear about the airport's role in our local economy. Thank you to the HSV team and hired aviation consultants for hosting such an informative meeting.
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday evening's Armed Forces Week concert and fireworks show in Big Spring Park, a beautiful summer evening to honor our area's heroes.
A beautiful way to begin the week – Monday 26 June - Honoring our military at the Proclamation Signing for Armed Forces Week (25 June – 1 July in Huntsville)
It takes a team to build Huntsville, and today our history of space propulsion and activities continued. This morning we were honored to welcome Blue Origin, an American-based private aerospace manufacturer, to Huntsville. Blue origin is a aerospace manufacturer in the private sector that is expected to employ up to 350 in the Huntsville area with an average salary of $75,000.
Thank you to our neighbors in historic Huntsville for hosting a neighborhood porch gathering. What a delightful evening to participate in an American tradition.
Thank you, Twinkle Cavanaugh, for visiting Huntsville this week and sharing ideas of ways we can make state government more efficient. Commissioner Cavanaugh has greatly reduced government spending within the Public Service Commission, which translates into ultimately saving taxpayers money. Thank you for your insight and for your work!
Armed Forces Week, an annual celebration in our community, is Sunday 25 June through Saturday 1 July. Burritt on the Mountain, EarlyWorks Museum, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville Botanical Garden, the US Space and Rocket Center, the Huntsville Depot, and more are offering free admission for military and their families this week. Thank you to the various organizations for your participation.
Join us in thanking our military for the countless sacrifices they have made on behalf of our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.
Last week Urban Design Associates presented us with the new City of Huntsville Downtown Master Plan, a five-year redevelopment strategy that proposes a mixture of residential, retail, office, and entertainment uses. The plan addresses a variety of transportation options, design elements, parking relocation, as well as connectivity with the VBC.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Part of bridging the gap in workforce development involves reaching students in K-12. Last week members of the South Huntsville Business Association toured the new Grissom High School, which includes state-of-the-art labs for industries such as nursing/medical, architecture, and welding. School faculty members and administrators will educate students and parents about the certifications needed for advanced manufacturing and skilled trades, which pay decent salaries and can be earned in half the time when compared to four year degrees.
Thank you to Principal Becky Balentine and School Board Member Elisa Ferrell for facilitating the tour of the 350,000 square foot campus and for sharing with us about the new opportunities for area students.
This evening the Republican Women of Huntsville coordinated a well-organized debate with United States Senate candidates. Thank you to the four out of ten Republicans on the ballot who participated in the thought-provoking discussion.
Remember to vote in the special election primary on 15 August 2017!
Today’s NASA in the Park and Redstone in the Park was the highest-attended year yet. The collaborative effort serves as an excellent way for people of all ages to learn about two of our primary industries – space and defense – and the Huntsville-based businesses that support those industries. Thank you to all who contributed to this effort.
In honor of yesterday evening's Congressional Baseball Game -
The Belles of Huntsville, Alabama are praying for you, Rep. Steve Scalise 🙏 🇺🇸
About a week ago, we met with the construction team at the X-Golf site and toured to check the progress. Crews worked diligently to ensure X-Golf would be open in time for Father's Day. As of today, X-Golf Huntsville (indoor simulation golf) is open to the public at Campus 805. If you are home for the weekend, please support this local business.
Congratulations to the X-Golf owners on meeting your deadline for this exciting new endeavor. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of a fun project for Huntsville's golfers. / The American Dream, right here in Huntsville
14 June - A significant day in our nation's history:
🇺🇸 Flag Day (1777)
🇺🇸 The Army's 242nd birthday (1775)
🇺🇸 The 63rd anniversary of adding "under God" to our Pledge of Allegiance (1954)
Thank you to all who have protected, and who utilize their gifts to continue to protect and defend, the American ideals that we hold so dear.
It was great to be invited on WTKI Radio with Fred Holland on 7 June to discuss our local economy, conservative principles, and my candidacy for Alabama State Senate, District 7.
Thank you, WTKI, for being a community-minded, content-oriented, radio station! #JonesBuildsHSVForYOU